Fluid surf shop site back up

Looks like the Fluid site is back up after a couple weeks of being down. It’s popped up for a few hours here and there but gone back down a few times recently, but today they’ve got an up-to-date surf report. Which hadn’t been the case during the “false starts”.

It’s nice to have the site back. It’s my main spot for checking the waves, although some folks like the magicseaweed swell charts.

Flying Stingrays?

A few of us went surfing yesterday after work.  I’m still trying to get my timing down right as well as my position on the board.  It seems like if I’m not paddling my butt off only to end up having the wave dissapear, I’m catching it and either too far back and not dropping in, or too far forward and putting the nose of the board down in the dirt.
But the coolest thing about yesterday has to be this little school of medium sized stingrays that was swimming around with us.  When a good wave came in they would “surf” up under it and fly a few feet out of the water, off the top of the wave.  I’ve lived here my whole life and never even knew they would do that.  So that’s my something new for the day.  Only got a couple of pictures and none of anyone surfing.  My camera doesn’t zoom in far enough, but there’s a nice sunset pic.

bigbig wave

Surfing on Yahoo! News Photos

Yep.  That there is one big wave.  Here’s the text that goes with the photo.

“Hawaiian Pete Cabrinha rides a 70-foot wave to win the title for
the biggest wave ever ridden at Jaws in Hawaii in this undated handout
photograph. The waves have been nicknamed Cyclops, Jaws and Dungeons
and are the new life-and-death playground for a unique breed of surfers
who ride gargantuan ocean waves as big as a seven storey building.
(Billabong/Erik Aeder/Handout/Reuters)”